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The first two editions of Chen Village presented an enthralling account of a Chinese village in the throes of Maoist revolution followed by dramatic changes in village life and local politics during the Deng Xiaoping period. Now, more than a decade and a half later, the authors have returned to Chen Village, and in three new chapters they explore astonishing developments. The once-backwater village is today a center of China's export industry, where more than 50,000 workers labor in modern factories, ruled by the village government. This new edition of Chen Village illuminates, in microcosm, the recent history of rural China up to the present time.
Table of Contents
|Chen Village and Its Leaders||p. 13|
|The Big Four Cleanups||p. 41|
|Studying Chairman Mao||p. 74|
|The Cultural Revolution||p. 103|
|The Cleansing of the Class Ranks||p. 141|
|A Leftward Lurch and a Solid Footing||p. 169|
|The Great Betrothal Dispute||p. 186|
|Plunging into a New Decade||p. 213|
|The Troubled Seventies||p. 236|
|The New Era||p. 267|
|The Midas Touch||p. 288|
|Entrepreneurs and Gamblers||p. 309|
|Globalization and Transformation||p. 330|
|Lifestyles of a Middle-Class Community||p. 354|
|Epilogue: An Unbroken Thread: The Sent-Down Youths and Chen Village||p. 394|
|Other Writings on Chen Village||p. 397|
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